Hello I am new to this site but I am desperate for some advice
About me.. 34 year old Mother of 2, diagnosed as hypothyroid 18 months ago after feeling unwell and gaining 2 stone very quickly without a change to my diet, I was prescribed levo 50mcg and have felt even worse since, my levels are at the lower end of normal, I'm extremely fatigued and take naps daily, my joints are seriously painful, I eat clean ansd have cut many foods out of my diet that compromise thyroid function, I am active, and exercise daily, and love doing daily yoga, I have cut out most chemicals in my daily health and beauty regime opting for natural and organic homemade products, I have tried supplements such as iodine and selenium etc, but I still feel no better, I have asked to be refered to an endocrinologist but they refused to see me, Iv been refused T3 and Natural thyroid such as armour (which is my preference) I feel like I'm not being listened to, I feel like Iv been left alone to deal with this with no help, advice etc... I'm hoping I can find some here
My most recent trip to the doctors resulted in me being told due to availability, guidelines and budgets I was refused natural thyroid even though the only way to obtain it is with a prescription doctors are unwilling to prescribe, I asked about trying T3 but same story, I told my doctor I can't keep on like this and I will resort to buying online, and I was told to make sure with blood tests that they know what I'm taking... That's it!!!! I'm going for cortisol bloodwork tomorrow and they are testing to see if it could be hashimotos after iv pretty much begged, but other than that I'm on my own... Does anyone else self medicate? Or know any doctors I'm portsmouth that would be willing to help?
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